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NEWS & Weekly Essentials

Edition #104 - 23 APR 2024

gaming developments

  • ​​​​Web3 slots gaming project Bored Slot raised $10M in a funding round from Plutus VC, LD Capital.

  • ​​Multi-genre MMO universe powered by AI AVALON raised $10M in a funding round led by BITKRAFT Ventures, Hashed, with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Foresight Ventures, Delphi Digital, Spirit DAO, Sanctor Capital, DEXT Force Ventures, FollowtheSeed, LVT Capital, Andromeda Capital, Focus Labs, Momentum 6 (M6), The Spartan Group, MH Ventures, Contango Digital Assets, PG Capital, GuildFi, BreederDAO, Liquid X Ventures, Mechanism Capital, Altcoin Sherpa, dingaling, EllioTrades, Grail eth, Virtual Bacon, cr0ss eth, Cygaar, FaZe Banks, Ash Crypto.

  • ​​SocialFi trading card game Fantasy top closed funding round from Alliance DAO (ex DeFi Alliance), Manifold, Fabric Ventures, Ryan Selkis, Santiago R. Santos, Casey K. Caruso, Bharat Krymo, Bryan Pellegrino, Gmoney, OSF. Amount raised is not disclosed.

metaverses & AI

  • ​​​​Solana-based platform focused on AI model training NavyAI closed Seed funding round from AlfaDAO, X ventures, Getmoni. Amount raised is not disclosed.​​

  • ​​AI startup Inference Labs raised $2.3M in a pre-seed funding round led by Mechanism Capital, Digital Asset Capital Management (DACM), Delphi Ventures, with participation from Big Brain Holdings, Bitscale Capital, Edessa Capital, ID Theory, Mozaik Capital, Newman Capital, Seed Club Ventures, Momentum 6 (M6), Skynet Trading, Sandeep Nailwal, Santiago R. Santos, DeFiDad, Richard Dai.

  • Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFTs are down more than 90% from their all-time highs. The floor price has dropped to ~10 ETH (worth $30K) - the lowest price since August 2021.


  • ​​Decentralized exchange on Arbitrum Aark Digital raised $6M in a Seed funding round from Hashkey Capital, Arrington Capital, Cypher Capital, Morningstar Ventures, Infinity Ventures Crypto (IVC), Metavest Capital, ArkGrow.​​

  • Decentralized synchronization network Multisynq raised $2.2M in a Seed funding round led by Manifold, with participation from Arkn Ventures, PHD Capital, Enigma Fund, AlphaCrypto Capital, Republic Crypto, Gmoney, NaniXBT, 0xLawliette, Hype.eth.

  • ​​Decentralized network of Space Weather mining stations GEODNET raised $2M in a funding round from CoinFund, Pantera Capital, VanEck, Santiago R. Santos.

  • ​​Blast-based decentralized exchange protocol Thruster raised $7.5M in a Seed funding round led by Pantera Capital, with participation from OKX Ventures, Mirana Ventures, ParaFi Capital, Dewhales Capital, Manifold, Caladan, Arche Fund (Coin98 Ventures), Rarestone Capital, MrBlock, Santiago R. Santos, dingaling, MoonCat2878, Christianeth, Hype.eth.​​

funding rounds

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EVM-equivalent L1 built on the Cosmos SDK Berachain raised $100M in a Series B funding round led by Brevan Howard Digital, Framework Ventures, with participation from Polychain Capital, Hack VC, Tribe Capital, Samsung Next, Laser Digital, Hashkey Capital, Nomad Capital, Hypersphere, Arrington Capital, Cypher Capital, Rubik Ventures, Yat Siu, Sandeep Nailwal, The Spartan Group, No Limit Holdings (NLH), Primitive, Superscrypt, Amber Group, Animoca Brands, SNZ Holding, Everest Ventures Group (EVG), Portal Ventures, Baboon VC.

  • Ethereum liquid restaking protocol Puffer Finance raised $18M in a Series A funding round led by Brevan Howard Digital, Electric Capital, with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Kraken Ventures, Franklin Templeton, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Mechanism Capital, Lightspeed Faction, ConsenSys, Animoca Brands, GSR Markets LTD, Lemniscap.

  • Real estate equity mortgage lender Homium raised $10M in a Series A funding round led by Sorenson Impact Group, Blizzard.

  • ​​The platform for onchain finance Centrifuge raised $15M in a Series A funding round led by Greenfield Capital, ParaFi Capital, with participation from Arrington Capital, Bloccelerate, Borderless Capital, Circle Ventures, Edessa Capital, Gnosis DAO, IOSG Ventures, Re7 Capital, Scytale Digital, Skynet Trading, The Spartan Group, Modular Capital, ProtoCap, Stake Capital, TRGC, Wintermute, Stefan George, Lyuben Belov.

  • ​​Enterprise-grade loyalty platform Superlogic raised $7.6M in a Strategic funding round from American Express Ventures (Amex), Sangha Capital, 10SQ Capital, Nima Capital, ACTAI Ventures, Chainlink.


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